As regular readers might remember, I’ve fiddled with social media mini-courses on Twitter. Inspired by our friend and past interviewee Stephen Prothero, the goals of my mini-courses “Religion and Film” and “Buddhism and Film” were really one and the same: to offer some preliminary information about religious studies topics using new media and art. I hoped to expose participants to ideas, readings, and films that they might not have encountered before, and maybe inspire further exploration on their part. The feedback was lovely, and so I’ve been thinking since the last one about doing a third.
Well, here it is: “Human Rights and Film”. Over the next 30 days, we’ll be looking at each of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and considering them in light of one recommended reading and one recommended film. Just to mix things up, I’m hosting it at my Facebook fan page this time.
The first class, on Article I, is now live. You can check it out here.
I’ll hope you’ll join in and share your thoughts with us.